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Title:Boaz Almog “levitates” a superconductor
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Summary:How can a super-thin 3-inch disk levitate something 70,000 times its own weight? In a riveting demonstration, Boaz Almog shows how a phenomenon known as quantum locking allows a superconductor disk to float over a magnetic rail -- completely frictionlessly and with zero energy loss. Experiment: Prof. Guy Deutscher, Mishael Azoulay, Boaz Almog, of the High Tc Superconductivity Group, School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University. Boaz Almog uses quantum physics to levitate and trap objects in midair. Call it "quantum levitation.
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CEFR level:C2 (55)
Word count:1077
Media:video (10:22)
Created:2012-08-22 09:05:40 UT
Changed:2019-11-20 22:20:10 UT
Licence: Creative Commons BY-SA
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